dipper stick

dipper stick

[′dip·ər ‚stik]
(mechanical engineering)
A straight shaft connecting the digging bucket of an excavating machine or power shovel with the boom.
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This included fitting the crawler excavator with a 9 metre boom and a dipper stick 6 meters in length.
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Bucket and dipper stick breakout forces have also increased, together with a significant increase in the hydraulic flow from the pumps to 2 x 360 litres/min.
They take into account the movement and angle of the bucket, boom and dipper stick to give continuous depth control indication on the in-cab display.
"It's built right into the dipper stick, so you don't lose any breakout force," says Schaefer.
There are options to be considered, such as tire sizing and axles, two-wheel or four-wheel drive, cab or canopy, extendable dipper stick or a standard dipper.
Other features include: a single, center mounted loader dump cylinder has fewer wear points; tilt-up hood and grill for better serviceability; a wide stabilizer spread increases stability when operating to the side; and a dry, wear compensated extendable dipper stick requires less maintenance.
In backhoe mode, the L48 delivers an 11 foot 1 inch digging depth, a maximum dipper stick digging force of 3,968 pounds and a maximum bucket digging force of 5,908 pounds.